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April 3, 2006 10:15 AM

Simonyi in space?

Posted by Kristi Heim

Former Microsoft software developer and Intentional Software founder Charles Simonyi is set to become the world's fifth space tourist, Reuters reports this morning. The Hungarian-born Simonyi has a preliminary contract with the Russian space agency to visit the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket next spring, according to the report.

The price tag for a one-week vacation in space? A cool $20 million. For only $3 million, the Seattle philanthropist and father of Microsoft Word had an entire floor of a library named after him.

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